Using Arts Integration

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts defines arts integration as “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.  Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.”

At Educate.Today we believe in the power of the arts to transform student learning.  The arts provide challenges, opportunities, and delights for learners of any age, and we are proud to emphasize the value and power of the arts and arts integration to truly make a difference in a student’s learning.

The resources in this tool kit are designed to give you some ideas on how to use arts integration strategies across curriculum areas and provide you some sample lesson plans and templates to build from.  Additional arts integration activity idea and lesson plan Teacher Tools can be found with many videos throughout the Educate.Today website.

Have a lesson plan, article you’ve written, or a video of a student project incorporating an arts integration approach that you’d like us to look at for possible publication on our Educate.Today website?  Send us the completed form you’ll find here and we’ll get back in touch.

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 591: Some Ideas for Implementing Arts Integration in Your Classroom

Download this document to read articles by current and retired teachers offering their ideas, experiences, and resources on how to successfully use arts integration strategies in the classroom.


Teacher Tool 592: Using Arts Integration--Sample Lesson Plans

This document provides a sampling of lesson plans utilizing Arts Integration strategies across the curriculum in a variety of ways. Additional Arts Integration activity ideas and lesson plans related to specific curriculum areas are available with each of our Curriculum Topic Resource Packages. Arts Integration lesson plans are also available as a Teacher Tool with many individual videos on our website.